Meaning and name origin
Santiago \s(a)-ntia-go, san-tiago\ as a boy's name is pronounced sahn-tee-AH-go. It is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Santiago is "Saint James". A blended form of Saint Diego; Diego is a Spanish form of James. James the Greater (of the two apostles by that name) is the patron saint of Spain.
For more information, see also the related boy name Iago.
Santiago is a very popular first name for males (#450 out of 1220, Top 37%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#308 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Santiago for boys. Santiago reached its highest rank of #115 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Santiago and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are James (#9), Santiago (#115) and Diego (#129). (2014 statistics).